Tight security for Pahelda Baishakh Bangla New Year's Day

Tight security for Pahelda Baishakh Bangla New Year’s Day

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The government has taken stringent security measures across the country so people can celebrate Bengali New Year’s Day, Pahela Baishakh, peacefully. Bangla New Year Pahela Baishakh will be celebrated across the country on Monday. In capital, Dhaka Metropolitan Police and Rapid Action Battalion will set up separate control rooms at Ramna Park. Besides, Rab’s helicopter will also remain standby for emergency rescue operation if necessary. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting on security measures on Pahela Baisakh at the conference room of Police Headquarters with Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hasan Mahmud Khandker in the chair on Tuesday. Special security measures will also be taken at prominent shopping malls, markets, business establishments for traditional ‘Halkhata’ on Pahela Baishakh. Special control rooms will be set up at Police headquarters, all metropolitan police, Ranges, and district police super’s offices to coordinate the security arrangements. Rab will set up 32 check-posts and four rooftop observation posts at Ramna Batamul in the capital on the day to ensure foolproof security. Rab sources said around 8000 Rab members will be deployed across the country to ensure peaceful celebration of Pahela Baishakh. – UNB

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